Evista

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What was the prescribed dosage?

Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Evista purchase.


Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Evista before taking it.

Evista

What is Evista

Evista affects the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body, and reduces loss of bone tissue.
Evista is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Evista is also used to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have osteoporosis or who are otherwise at risk of invasive breast cancer.
Evista is not a cancer medication and will not treat breast cancer.
Evista may also be used for other purposes not listed in Evista guide.

Evista side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Evista and call your doctor at once if you have:
  • lumps or other changes in the breast;
  • signs of a stroke--sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
  • signs of a blood clot in the lung--chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood; or
  • signs of a blood clot in your leg--pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs.

Common side effects may include:
  • hot flashes;
  • leg cramps;
  • swelling in your hands, feet, or ankles;
  • joint pain;
  • flu symptoms; or
  • increased sweating.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Evista dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoporosis:

1 tablet orally once a day

Usual Adult Dose for Prevention of Osteoporosis:

1 tablet (60 mg) orally once a day

Usual Adult Dose for Prevention of Breast Cancer:

1 tablet orally once a day
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Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Evista medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
60 mg28 $70.00Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
60 mg84 $122.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
60 mg84 $149.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
60 mg28 $41.50Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, UK, USA
60 mg84 $155.10Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
60 mg84 $107.20Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
60 mg28 $53.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
60 mg84 $107.80Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
60 mg10 Tablet$1.27

Evista - Frequently asked Questions

Can Evista be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

What other drugs will affect Evista?

Other drugs may interact with Evista, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

How should I take Evista?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Evista can be taken with or without food. You may take Evista at any time of the day, but try to take it at the same time each day.

If your Evista tablets are packaged on blister cards, take the medication as follows:

  • Each blister card contains 15 tablets labeled with a different day of the week. The first tablet you use should be labeled with the day of the week your doctor has instructed you to start taking Evista.

  • If you have refilled your prescription and are starting a new blister pack, take the tablet that is labeled one day after you took your last dose.

  • Keep taking the medication one tablet per day, unless your doctor has told you otherwise.

  • Try to take the medication at the same time each day.

  • The tablet in the center of the blister card should be the last tablet you take before starting a new card.

If you need to have any type of surgery or will be on bed rest, you will need to stop taking Evista for at least 72 hours before your surgery or before you plan to be immobile. Any doctor or surgeon who treats you should know that you are taking Evista.

Evista is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, calcium or vitamin D supplements, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Who should not take Evista?

Taking Evista may increase your risk of a blood clot in your leg, your lung, or your eye. You should not take this medicine if you have ever had a blood clot.

You also should not use Evista if you are allergic to it, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Evista can also increase your risk of a stroke, which can be fatal. This risk is highest if you have coronary heart disease or certain risk factors.

To make sure Evista is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis);

  • heart disease, high blood pressure;

  • a history of stroke (including "mini-stroke");

  • liver or kidney disease;

  • high triglycerides (usually occurs with high cholesterol);

  • if you have not gone through menopause;

  • if you have had breast cancer in the past; or

  • if you take a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin), cholesterol medication, or estrogen hormone replacement therapy.

Although it is not likely that a postmenopausal woman would be pregnant, Evista can cause birth defects. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Evista passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

Evista is not for use in men.

Can Evista be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Evista be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology